There’s no other way to say it. I’m bored. I need something new in my life. Something that makes me feel warm and tingly inside. That feeling that you get when you know you’re going to do something with no clue how it will end. It’s the feeling you have when you’re traveling; every day when you wake up. Anything can happen.Read More »
I’ve been living in a strange state these weeks.
I’ve got so many ideas running through my head. Projects to start here on my blog, things to do photography-wise, new things to cook, ideas for books (!). I want to start them all. I want to have the time to write a book. To be able to put all my creativity and effort into creating some wonderful piece of imagination that helps people. Makes them smile.
Sometimes, you lose connections. Connections to places and people. You were once tied to them by an almost unbreakable string. But the string has snapped.
You stepped outside their comfort zone to develop your own mind, person and spirit. Yours is simply changing. Taking on different shapes and different colors.
Last Saturday, I went to a potluck. We ate, as you always do at a vegan potluck, we made music, danced around, did card readings and talked, a lot. But still, this time was different. Time flew by. I was with a group of people so inspiring, positive and connected to their souls I couldn’t help but leave feeling more energized, inspired and joyful.
2018 is truly a new beginning for me. Not only will I be finishing my bachelors degree, I have also started connecting to my spiritual side and focused more on personal development. I’ve got some fun activities lined up where I will be connecting with like-minded people, I’ve been doing yoga every day and I’ve been educating myself more on spiritual issues.
As of Tuesday I’ve officially started the preparations for my research paper. I’m hoping I can incorporate my interest in spirituality by focusing on Native American spirituality and culture. This way I can insert some fun into a project that I wasn’t looking forward to, initially. Positive outlook, people. Manifest those positive thoughts.
Recently I’ve started noticing something. Every time I ask someone ‘What is something that you want to accomplish in life, something you want to learn, see, do or experience?’ it’s hard for people to answer. Some people tell me they want to ‘be happy’, implying that they aren’t right now, which is really sad. Other people simply ‘don’t know’. And then there are people who will immediately answer with something like ‘see the northern light’ or ‘learn how to tap-dance’. These are the people who know what they’re doing.
I think it’s really interesting to observe these answers. You see, in the end, the most basic thing we humans want is to be happy. But giving this as an answer isn’t enough. It makes happiness such an abstract thing that it is impossible to do anything to actually acquire it. It makes it an impossible goal that is always on the horizon with no paths leading towards it.
This past weekend I went on a retreat with a group of people from my university. Why? Well, it was cheap, I would be hanging out in nature near a lake and I would meet some new people. That wasn’t just it, however. While I was there, there were so many things that happened.
The trip was called Awakening. It was all about self-discovery and spirituality (yes, there was some dropping of the word “God” and no, I am not at all religious). Our days there consisted mostly of people that held talks, us reflecting on it in our assigned groups and some other activities. It was a very unique experience that I will always remember.
They say that you find yourself on your travels. It’s true.
The first time I experienced this was when I traveled alone to Greece, several years ago. I went with a group of Australians and New Zealanders through an organization called Contiki. During those travels I learned a lot about myself. But, as with everything, you never stop learning.
I’ve been in the United States, New Orleans to be exact, for two months now and I’m learning more about myself every day. The people here are really nice, the other international students are great fun to hang out with and there’s several nice vegan places throughout the city (Breads On Oak is still my favorite). Being here is definitely one of the best things I’ve done in my life, so far, and I will always remember the great times I have here.